On this week’s podcast we picked our goals of the season, the one and only Brent Atema describes our choices.
Eran Zehavi earned a special place in the hearts of football fans with this amazing overhead goal against Lyon in a December Champions League match. Not only did this goal help Hapoel Tel-Aviv earn a spot in the Europa League, it earned the Goal Of The Year nomination from Brazilian football expert Jack Lang. While Jack admits to knowing nothing about Zehavi, he will always think of this goal whenever he hears that name mentioned.
In a shocking turn of events, Andrew “I just Lille-d in my pants” Gibney chose to nominate this cracking, weak-footed strike by Eden Hazard that gave Lille a 1-0 lead over Marseille. While no one is surprised that Andrew chose a Lille goal, they certainly can’t argue with the quality of this wonderful shot.
Scott Johnston might have taken the easy way out and chose the one goal that was played on sports highlight packages across the globe more than any other. However, the timing and meaning of the goal — not to mention how amazing it looks — certainly make it a worthy candidate for Goal Of The Year.
The final nominee for Goal Of The Year comes from one of the most exciting games of the year for non-Arsenal fans. I tried extremely hard to find a non-EPL goal, but kept coming back to Cheikh Tiote’s left-footed volley from 25 yards out to equalize with Arsenal at 4-4. Coming back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 is a special event, but equalizing with a goal like that is supernatural.
Have you seen a better goal….post the link…lets see them!